Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, October 14, 2003
# 10:38:00 PM:

The time is coming

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My main computer, a Power Macintosh G3 (designed in 1997, bought by me for close to $3000 Cdn in the spring of 1998, and discontinued by Apple at the beginning of 1999) will no longer run the latest version of Mac OS X. People with pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" confirm that it refuses to install on such an ancient system.

Similarly, my PowerBook 1400, which is even older, can't run anything newer than Mac OS 9.1. The latest version of MSN Messenger, which I use for most of my instant messaging, runs only on Mac OS 9.2 and above. Older versions no longer connect to the Messenger chat network, and so are useless.

Yes, Apple and Microsoft, you are beating me: the time for a new computer will soon be at hand. All that's required is the money. Ah, the money.


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